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The recipe for foodservice PR

The recipe for foodservice PR

I’m often asked: ‘what makes a good PR professional?’. I’ve spent more than 15 years in total working with clients across the foodservice industry to help build their brand, increase awareness, drive sales/listings and ultimately increase the bottom line. I share a...
Summer trends for a sporting bonanza

Summer trends for a sporting bonanza

So, England’s participation may be over for another year. But there is still plenty of sport to get people excited this summer. And for pubs and restaurants still trying to make up for lost profits after months of restrictions, there’s no better opportunity. After the...
How to handle food allergies and intolerances

How to handle food allergies and intolerances

One of the biggest issues in catering right now is allergy management, particularly with the imminent arrival of Natasha’s Law in October 2021. It shines a new spotlight and food allergies and intolerances, a subject that continues to impact caterers and food...
Getting back to events

Getting back to events

It’s fantastic to see the way in which the industry has rallied together through the challenges of COVID-19. Now, with the restrictions slowly easing and some sense of a light at the end of the tunnel, we can finally look forward with some positivity. One of the...
Shining the light on Dark Kitchens

Shining the light on Dark Kitchens

It seems you can’t open the pages of a trade magazine at the moment without reading about the rise of dark kitchens. The accelerated shift towards takeaway and click & collect service over the last 12 months has led to huge increase in the number of dark kitchens...
The Welcome Return Of Outdoor Dining

The Welcome Return Of Outdoor Dining

All of the focus this month in hospitality has rightly been on the return of outdoor dining. It’s been fantastic to see so many pubs, restaurants cafés and other venues finally able to open to customers again – albeit with the necessary restrictions in place....
(Another) Street Food Revolution

(Another) Street Food Revolution

There has a been definite shift in attitudes in recent days and weeks. After the misery of lockdown through the winter months, people are starting to look forwards again. I had a short walk through my local town this week and saw lots of activity behind the scenes as...
Helping operators to perfect the pivot

Helping operators to perfect the pivot

Every single organisation has had to adapt in some way over the last 12 months. From PR agencies to catering equipment manufacturers, publishers to pubs, we’ve all faced challenges. And one of the most positive things to come out of the pandemic for me has been the...
Budget 2021: Key Points For Hospitality

Budget 2021: Key Points For Hospitality

This time last year, coronavirus was declared a pandemic just hours after Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget, effectively rendering the numbers meaningless. Furlough and lockdown were barely in our vocabulary and the idea that pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants...